NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Drama production of “Matilda the Musical, Jr.”, which featured 17 middle and high school students, was presented three times (March 18, 19; and 20).
New Buffalo Area Schools hasn't put a production on stage, for the public, since December of 2018. The highly anticipated performance of “Mary Poppins” was scheduled to take place one week after schools closed in March of 2020 due to the pandemic.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace.